Unit 2: What's Menthol Got to Do with It?

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain how menthol works to increase the amount of nicotine used 
  2. Learn about the history of how tobacco companies have targeted the African American community
  3. Discuss the political and social factors of the African-Americanization of menthol cigarette use 
  4. Realize how menthol is a social justice issue 

Menthol is a Social Justice Issue!


Teachers should download the PowerPoint for class presentation. Teachers should also download the accompanying activities for in-class activities. Speakers' notes are embedded in the PowerPoint. Activities are meant to be printed for students before class begins.


Lesson 1.1


Discussion Guide